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Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that provides information about the function of the lungs that can be used for a variety of purposes. The test uses a spirometer, a specialized machine with a tube connected, to measure the speed and volume of air that is exhaled into the tube.
Study finds link between lifetime workplace exposure to pesticides and elevated COPD risk

Study finds link between lifetime workplace exposure to pesticides and elevated COPD risk

Simple health assessment could significantly reduce the global burden of COPD

Simple health assessment could significantly reduce the global burden of COPD

New study identifies ways to detect COPD in low- and middle-income countries

New study identifies ways to detect COPD in low- and middle-income countries

Exercise performance in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2

Exercise performance in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2

Measuring airway inflammation when diagnosing and treating asthma patients

Measuring airway inflammation when diagnosing and treating asthma patients

Race-based formula used to diagnose lung disease should be changed, study suggests

Race-based formula used to diagnose lung disease should be changed, study suggests

Breathlessness in long COVID patients may be linked to decrease in heart performance

Breathlessness in long COVID patients may be linked to decrease in heart performance

Study finds risk factors for early COPD among Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.

Study finds risk factors for early COPD among Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S.

Emergency workers who attended the World Trade Center site early are at risk of developing COPD

Emergency workers who attended the World Trade Center site early are at risk of developing COPD

Modest differences in lung function could offer clues about the risk of sudden cardiac death

Modest differences in lung function could offer clues about the risk of sudden cardiac death

Long COVID patients at higher risk of small airway disease

Long COVID patients at higher risk of small airway disease

Tobacco smoke exposure in utero and during early childhood can affect children's lung function

Tobacco smoke exposure in utero and during early childhood can affect children's lung function

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

Routine thoracic surgery could be performed safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Routine thoracic surgery could be performed safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Study reveals medium-term impact of COVID-19

Study reveals medium-term impact of COVID-19

BMI in first years of life can affect lung function in later childhood

BMI in first years of life can affect lung function in later childhood

World's first technology aims to help diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis

World's first technology aims to help diagnose, treat and manage people with cystic fibrosis

Bedroom air filters provide asthma relief for children

Bedroom air filters provide asthma relief for children

Acute-19 becomes first bi-level turbine ventilator for patients affected by COVID-19

Acute-19 becomes first bi-level turbine ventilator for patients affected by COVID-19

UK study highlights importance of breathing tests in the assessment of COPD

UK study highlights importance of breathing tests in the assessment of COPD